Earlier this week, I wrote to the new CEO of the East West Rail Company, Beth West, who took up her post at the beginning of the month.
I used this opportunity to reiterate the importance of finding a viable solution for the London Road crossing which retains accessibility from the south of Bicester. It is vital that EWR are transparent about the options which are actively being considered. Simply closing the crossing to vehicles in its entirety without ensuring adequate access to the station and town centre from the south of the town is unacceptable.
A number of constituents have also contacted me in recent weeks about the impact of current EWR construction activity, including the closure of the Bicester Road bridge once again. Such disruption must be kept to a minimum as this project progresses.
I look forward to welcoming Beth to Bicester in the summer to visit the crossing and discuss the local impact of EWR in greater detail. You can read my letter in full below.